Activism

23 Nov 2021

SFO Food Workers Will Protest Wednesday for Affordable Health Care

About 200 San Francisco International Airport workers are planning to protest Wednesday in a call for affordable health care, and they’re likely to get a good deal of attention on one of the heaviest travel days in the past two years. The people protesting are cashiers and food service employees

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19 Nov 2021

Do Not Shop on Amazon for the Holidays This Year

At some point last week, I realized that it was about to be the holiday season. Somehow, we’d trudged through one of the most trying periods in modern history, and that celebratory end-of-year blowout of family, festivities and gift giving was nearly upon us. Unfortunately, just because this year is

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19 Nov 2021

How to Talk About Vaccines with Your Anti-Vaxxer Family & Friends

There’s plenty to discuss over turkey and cranberry sauce this year, which makes this an important time to be the voice of reason amidst a sea of misinformation. Here’s how you can do that.

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17 Nov 2021

Uber Founder’s Latest Sinister Business Venture Lands in Oakland & SF

You may be familiar with Uber founder Travis Kalanick. In 2017, Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after complaints of Uber’s toxic workplace culture surfaced, including claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. Nevertheless, this tick has found a new host. Kalanick has since launched another highly exploitative and secretive

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17 Nov 2021

SF Chinatown Showgirl Cynthia ‘Empress’ Yee Is A Living Legend

“I think people come to Chinatown because they expect a Disneyland atmosphere,” Cynthia Yee says. “When they see it’s just a neighborhood, a community with restaurants and daily life, they wonder.” Yee is a tour guide with the award-winning Chinatown Magic Tours, but she was once herself at the center of

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15 Nov 2021

After 21 Years. CA State Auditor Steps Down, Will Issue Final Report

By Emily Hoeven CalMatters Elaine Howle is stepping down at the end of 2021 after 21 years on the job. Her office has issued audits of a wide range of state agencies, including a series of highly critical reviews of California’s pandemic response and spending. In an interview with CalMatters,

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15 Nov 2021

SF’s New ‘Eagle’s Nest’ Concert Hall & Monument to Music

In a small crowd of journalists, students, and millionaires we sat and listened to Yo-Yo Ma play his cello in the new state-of-the-art and very fun to say Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall

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14 Nov 2021

Rachel Lark is the Heroine We Need but Don’t Deserve

By Matt Haze Within earshot of the 580 Freeway in West Oakland, sharing a block with two houses of worship, Rachel Lark literally lives in a walled garden. In contrast, Lark’s highly-collaborative, situationally-responsive approach to creating is anything but closed off and preachy. We recently spoke at her home about

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